Next week is Banned Books Week, a time to celebrate our right as Americans to read books of our own choosing, and a time to keep the issues of censorship and banned books front and center. Random House has put together a “First Amendment First Aid Kit” to help your library celebrate this week and to use as a resource as you continue to battle censorship on the front lines.

What you’ll find: A downloadable poster, a list of books that “dare to disturb the universe,” strategies for dealing with challenged books, thoughts on censorship from authors Judy Blume, Robert Cormier, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, and Lois Lowry, and much more.  We hope you find this to be a useful resource.

And don’t forget, Random House is offering free copies of our new RHI Magazine which focuses on censorship and banned books.  Request your copy today.

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Category: MusingsStaff Picks


  • Lois Lowry are Rober Cormier are my favourite YAL authors!

  • Lois Lowry, Rober Carmier?? I don’t know who they are!!

  • Can some-one please tell me who they are? Please!

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